Four Reasons to Hire Your Technical Partner Early

December 8, 2015

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4 Reasons to hire your technology partner early in your project

To get the best results when hiring a technology partner to help you with your project, involve them early in your development and design process. Their experience and insight will pave the way for a smooth experience from start to finish.

Here are the top four reasons to hire your technical partner as soon as you get the green-light to move forward with your project.

Reason #1: Your tech partner will make you look good.

If you’ve promised your clients the project will be done a specific way, on a tight deadline, with a strict budget, you need to make it happen. After all, your reputation is on the line. Your technology partner is your ally in delivering on your promises, BUT consulting them before you make those promises can ensure you’re giving the client accurate, realistic information that you’ll be able to fulfill later. This small change can boost client retention rates and creates a better experience for everyone.

Reason #2: Your tech partner will save you money by making sure things are implemented correctly from the get-go.

Your technology partner is your ally throughout your project. They’ll take the entire project scope into consideration to help you plan, prioritize, and strategize the best ways to achieve your creative goal by leveraging top technology platforms and integrations. With their help, when you’re presenting the project to your customer or boss, you’ll have a firm grasp of what’s needed to maximize your budget and timeline.

Reason #3: Your tech partner can head off potential technical risks before they happen.

You only know what you know, and your tech partner knows a whole lot about technology. The right technology partner will help you figure out what’s in your best interest, not convince you to do things one way just because it’s in theirs. Lean on your tech partner to help you see things from all angles and prevent fires from happening. They’ll bring in their experience and expertise to the project so you can collaborate on the best way to bring your creative ideas to life.

Reason #4: Your tech partners are problem solvers and can handle any development issues as they arise with surety, experience, and savvy – so you don’t have to worry about it.

Have you ever had the unpleasant experience of hiring someone and halfway through the project you realize you’re running behind and nothing seems to be working? Now, you have to scrap your original plan, go back to your client with your tail between your legs, and ask for more time – and worst of all – more money to finish the project right. YIKES! (My heart rate spiked just writing that sentence.) That conversation never goes well. Prevent this by involving your technology partner and vetting them based on their experience and expertise, not based solely on their rates, from the get-go. You’ll be so glad you do.

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Shannon Brennan-Cressey

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